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This Tuesday, 23 March, the country will be marking mark one year of lockdown and remembering the lives lost in the pandemic, under the banner #Day of Reflection.

Stevenage Borough Council will be participating in the anniversary with a number of initiatives across the town.

The Union Flag will be flown at half-mast at Daneshill House and the Bowling Green for the duration of the day.

Special email addresses have been created to receive comments and messages of condolence from the public - and for thanking frontline workers at

Across the country a minute’s silence will be held at noon and, in Stevenage, places of worship bells and the Clock Tower will be rung at 12:01pm for a minute.

A nationwide doorstep vigil will happen at 8pm when residents are encouraged to place a light in their window in the evening or stand in their front doorways holding a light of remembrance. The Clock Tower will be lit up in yellow at 8pm.